A 2000 Ford Ranger with a V8 mated to a slushbox with large 4X4 style tires might not be the most exciting drive featured on these pages today…but it really makes you wonder why Ford never sold them that way when new…and furthermore, just what happened to the small truck market anyway? Find this 2000 Ford Ranger with 5.0 V8 swap offered for $5,999 near Detroit, MI via craigslist.
Interestingly enough the Ranger is rumored to be on the way back from the grave for the 2018 model year, but the last compact pickup sold from Ford in the USA was the 1993-2012 Ranger. However, this Ranger is far from stock and features a surprise under the hood.
Gone is the Pinto 2.3, or Vulcan/Cologne V6 that would have been certainly functional, but not fun — and instead is a 5.0 liter V8 from an Explorer/Mountaineer mated to a 4R70W auto. The 210 horsepower and 280 ft-lbs of torque is pushed to all four wheels in case you want to use this thing to plow some snow.
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